Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty is perhaps one of the most effective disinformation agents ever used by our hidden-hands rulers. I say “is” because his work is still used by JFK assassination “experts” like Black Op Radio’s Len Osanic to promote the event as real. Osanic is still running interviews from long ago, before his 2001 death. The JFK assassination is an interminable rabbit hole. I am not going near it with this post.
Instead, Prouty has been used to promote another matter that has had me curious for some years now, the promotion of the idea that Franklin Roosevelt was murdered, poisoned by the “Churchill Gang.” This link will take the reader to the Prouty archive, which is maintained by Osanic. There we learn that Stalin met with FDR’s son Elliot Roosevelt in 1946, and that the following exchange took place:
Elliot Roosevelt: “Why is it that my mother has never been permitted to visit Moscow even though she has made three very formal applications for the trip?”
Stalin: “You don’t know why?”
Stalin: “Don’t you know who killed your father?”
Stalin: “Well, I’ll tell you why I have not invited her here. As soon as your father died, I asked my ambassador in Washington to go immediately to Georgia with a request to view the body.”
Prouty narrates: “Stalin believed that if Gromyko could see the body he would confirm that the cerebral hemorrhage that had caused his death had caused extensive discoloration and distortion.”
Stalin: “Your mother refused to permit the lid of the coffin to be opened so that my ambassador could see the body. I sent him there three times trying to impress upon your mother that it was very important for him to view the President’s body. She never accepted that. I have never forgiven her.”
ER: “…but why?”
Stalin: “They poisoned your father, of course, just as they have tried repeatedly to poison me.”
ER: “They, who are they?”
Stalin: “The Churchill gang!” They poisoned your father, and they continue to try to poison me…the Churchill gang!”
Another disinformation agent, Webster Tarpley, has advanced the notion that Roosevelt was poisoned by Elizabeth Shoumatoff, a Russian painter who was famous for her unfinished portrait of him. Apparently security around the man was so loose that he was left alone with a woman sent to murder him. We should assume the obvious, that those assigned the security of the president know about poisoning as a means of killing him. That could not have happened.
The most interesting facet of this body of information is that it was published in the February 9, 1986 edition of Parade Magazine. That is the Sunday insert in newspapers across the nation, which currently has circulation of 32 million and readership of 54 million. This tells me that the information is meant to be in wide circulation, even among those who read Marilyn vos Savant, the woman with the highest recorded IQ on record, 228, and who has a weekly column in that tabloid*.
So what is up here? Several things are worth mentioning.
First, our friend Josh wrote a two part series at the Mathis site on the Business Plot, the supposed conspiracy among Wall Street moguls to execute a coup d’état against FDR. His conclusion, there was no plot. That story was circulated to spread the idea that Roosevelt had powerful enemies on Wall Street, and to enhance his support in the population as a real reformer. He was their friend, their supporter, their relative. More importantly, Wall Street supported him.
This story, which I call The Mysterious Case of the Poisonous Painter, had a similar intent, and is misdirection. It was put in Parade Magazine to give it circulation, and to allow people in power to deny it even as it lingers. I mentioned it to Josh, and he (rightly, I think) decided not to mention it, as it led a different direction than he was going.
Here is the direction I think it points: FDR, after three terms in office, was tired and wanted out. The powers behind the throne were not yet ready to let him go, as big events were on the horizon (Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Yalta, Nuremburg, the secreting of the leaders of the Third Reich to the U.S. and South America, for starts) and they needed absolute control of the presidency. So they made a deal with him – run for a fourth term, and we will get you out.
To do that they needed to get their man in place as Vice President, Harry Truman. Disinformation agent Oliver Stone did a twelve-part series on TV, The Untold History of the United States, which lionized Roosevelt’s second Vice President, Henry A. Wallace. He then implied that Wallace was removed at the 1944 Democratic Convention by a backroom deal to get Truman into office, and against both Wallace’s and FDR’s will.
But think about it – if FDR was an actor and a fake, it is highly unlikely his Vice President, who indeed might by illness or accident become president, was anything more than an actor. Why was Truman brought in over Wallace? Perhaps he was thought to be more controllable, as he was a man with many skeletons hidden away in the back of his haberdashery. Who can know.
I have thought for a long time that I want to write a post about how FDR was yet another president who faked his death, in addition to Lincoln and JFK. I decided that might indeed be the case, and that it is interesting, but not terribly important. An actor was removed from the stage and the understudy got the part. Truman became yet another president who held office with the distinction of never having actually won an election. He has this in common with Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush. (And JFK?)
In the meantime, the business of the country, run by the same hidden hands, went on uninterrupted.
*I wonder about that as well, her reported IQ. She could be a Snopes-like confidence booster for the lies of our times.